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Monthly Archives: October 2014

INTERNATIONAL STUDY OF CHILDHOOD POVERTY EVENTS – NOV. 5 & 6

YOUNG LIVES PRESENTS FINDINGS FROM AN INTERNATIONAL STUDY OF CHILDHOOD POVERTY

Two Important Events in New York

Evening of November 5th at The New School
(available by live streaming)
RSVP HERE

Lunchtime of November 6th at UNICEF HQ
For more information or to RSVP please contact: Sarah Friedman sfriedman@unicef.org or Carolyn Douglas cdouglas@unicef.org

First Event:
Wednesday Evening, November 5, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Registration starts at 5:45 P.M.
Orozco Room, The New School, 66 West 12 Street, 7th Floor, New York NY 

ON THE OCCASION OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION:

Advancing Equity for Children: Perspectives from the “Young Lives Study”

On November 5, Equity for Children will host the U.S. launch of the latest findings from Young Lives, the University of Oxford program’s longitudinal study of childhood poverty, which will be followed by an active panel discussion with top speakers from UNICEF, UNDP and the NYC housing and community project, Comunilife. The Young Lives team will share their perspectives on how best to strengthen policies that help children living in poverty, based on the evidence from four stages of the Young Lives study and in view of socio-political trends and challenges.

Young Lives Presenters:
Ginny Morrow, Senior Researcher of Young Lives, University of Oxford
Paul Dornan, Senior Policy Officer of Young Lives, University of Oxford

Panelists:
Alberto Minujin, Executive Director,Equity for Children (Moderator)
Nick Alipui, Senior Advisor on Post 2015 Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF
Selim Jahan, Director of Human Development Report, UNDP
Rosa Gil, President and CEO of Comunilife

Please click here for the agenda and concept note.

Second Event:
Thursday Lunchtime, November 6, 2014, 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Danny Kaye, UNICEF house, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York NY

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PRESENTATION OF NEW FINDINGS

Young Lives and UNICEF Present:
Growing Up in Poverty

Presenters:
Virginia Morrow, Deputy Director of Young Lives
Paul Dornan, Senior Policy Officer of Young Lives

Moderated by:
Alexandra Yuster, Associate Director, Social Inclusion. UNICEF Programme Division

Learn about the latest findings from the study with evidence on stunting; water and sanitation; inequalities in school access and learning outcomes; child protection; and links to social protection.

Young Lives is based at the University of Oxford and is a unique longitudinal study aiming to understand how poverty affects children and how inequalities develop through childhood into adult life.  Young Lives follows 12,000 children from Peru, Vietnam, Ethiopia and the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in India. The study has followed two groups of children, an older group born in the mid-1990s and a younger group born just after 2000. The older children are now in early adulthood and the presentations will explore their family formation and parenthood, education, training and work. The younger group were aged around 12 when last visited, and the presentation will explore their schooling, learning, and nutritional outcomes. Water, sanitation and social protection services are considered across all children.
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Ecological Economics conference

The call for papers for the 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics is now open! The conference will take place at the University of Leeds, UK, from 30 June – 3 July 2015. The overarching theme is "Transformations", and the conference topics include:

1. Post-growth economics
2. Natural resources, ecosystem services and environmental quality
3. Development, consumption and well-being
4. Power, politics, institutions and the reality of achieving change
5. New business models and understandings of human behaviour
6. Theory, methods and practice of ecological economics

We would like to invite proposals for special sessions (deadline 15 October 2014) and abstracts (deadline 30 November 2014) relating to these topics.

For more information and abstract submission see the website at: http://www.esee2015.org

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Conference: Meta-capability measurement. Measure of Social and Individual Agency

The Conference aims to review and refine the measurements of agency within the framework of the capability approach. It will especially investigate how the notion of responsibility can help map agency in a country and may improve social policies that address agency. Responsibility has indeed appeared as one of the most interesting proxy for agency as it precisely address the question the valuable transformation of opportunities (Bonvin & Farvaque 2005; Alkire 2005; Comim, Quizilbash, Alkire 2008; Crocker, 2009, Ballet, Bazin, Dubois, Mahieu 2014).
The conference will look at the challenges of responsibility definition and measurement from the perspective of the capability framework. It will also built upon the results of a large field-work of more than 2800 questionnaires applied to the whole Mexican Republic in June 2014. The questions have tried to capture individual and collective responsibility in the context of work. Finally, the conference will investigate how social policies could be aimed at enhancing agency / responsibility.
The Conference will be held on November 6 and 7 2014. Spoken languages : English and Spanish. It will take place at the Institut Catholique de Paris, 21 Rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris. The Conference’s fee is set at 20 Euro for students, 40 Euros for professionals and covers the basic cost of the Conference and Friday’s lunch. Upon demand, accommodation facilities in the centre of Paris are available. Please register at crp.hdca@gmail.com before October 31. Question about the conference can be addressed to Dr. Maria Teresa Herrera R. Nebel
Mail: Maria-Teresa.Herrera@graduateinstitute.ch

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